Hauling heavy loads such as bridge sections and girders weighing up to 80 tonnes since 2009, Multi-Axle Ltd, trucks with exceptional GVW are a must.
Needing to replace an existing vehicle, Dan Teasdale, the owner of the business, approached Simon Bailey at RH Commercial Vehicles for assistance.
He said, “Keeping up with the demand of transporting very heavy goods is vital. My previous truck was a Renault, and I was very impressed with its performance. It is what made me go for the same brand again.”
On this occasion, he bought the Renault Trucks C Range T6x4 with a 13-litre E6 engine. With a GVW of 120 tonnes, it is the ideal vehicle for the nature of the business.
“This particular Renault Trucks C Range comes with a longer than normal chassis, it’s not just off the shelf it also comes with increased axle loading. This is for the Heavy Haulage sector with additional items such as fifth wheel adaptations for better and more suitable manoeuvrability assists,” said Dan.
Robustness and reliability were also keen characteristics for Dan. Delivering to construction sites with uneven terrains can become an obstacle with large loads. The vehicle has been fitted with emergency braking, anti-slip regulations, and brake balancing systems between the tractor unit and the trailer – as standard. With added extras such as the reinforced parking brake, this vehicle will have no problem countering difficult terrains and driving conditions.
Safety is a primary concern for the business, therefore the vehicle is supplied with additional strobe lighting and roof beacons to alert other road users whilst towing long and abnormal loads throughout the highways & byways. It also comes with rain sensors for auto windscreen wiping, and auto lighting. But more importantly, the truck has the driver comfort pack which includes, a 24L fridge, leather steering wheel, enhanced mattress and comfort seat which gives the driver a home-from-home feel, so they can pay more attention to the job at hand.
“Being comfortable when on the road for a long time, does go a long way. Being able to store all the creature comforts in the cab safely and securely, improves the well-being and the performance of our drivers”.
The vehicle is sure to catch some eyes with its striking white, red and blue paintwork – from the fully equipped and modern paint booth at RH Commercial Vehicles’ Nottingham site.
“The truck really will stand out on the road; the colours work really well and really gives it a great finish.” It is a pleasure to showcase our vehicle on the roads and to and from our customer sites.
Overall, the company had high praise for the service from RH Commercial Vehicles and Renault Trucks.
“I have always felt very well looked after by RHCV. The level of service is top-notch. I wish other heavy hauliers would try the Renault brand; they would be surprised at what they can do.”